Tuesday, September 17, 2013

{ First Official Tour }

 Here's the first official house tour.
 I could say, Welcome! Make yourself at home! But thats hardly how you feel walking into this house.
Maybe not like freaky scary but there is still a lot of stuff in here from the previous owner. 
Try to look past the stuff. It's hard to do. I know.

One of the next posts will be our "to do" list or you could also call it the "wish" list for each space but for now we will just start with the picture tour of our humble abode. 

Front Door:

Living Room: 

the door that leads to a small room on the front of the house

those beautiful curtains are hiding the slider door straight ahead and three windows to the left

Bathroom (THE one and only bathroom):

Master Bedroom:


 two spaces separated by a wall

Second bedroom on main floor:

looking into the room from hallway


Don't ask...I have NO idea what that huge screw thing is!

laundry space


front window

side of the house with a small view of the carport

There you have it. Jealous?! I thought so.
  We are slowly working at cleaning  it out.
It would be nice to snap our fingers and have each room looking like we envision but we don't have that luxury, so each room will need to be cleared, cleaned, and updated and it will be a long process.  I am excited. Call me crazy. I realize this will be a lot of work, a lot of time, and a lot of money. Our goal though is to do everything the Dave Ramsey way- paying for everything without going into debt. Some things will get done faster than others and we may have to wait on a few purchases until the money is saved but it's all about the experience for us. We might move into chaos but eventually our home will be to the point where I will gladly greet you at our front door saying, Welcome! Make yourself at home! And, hopefully you will feel that way.  I am looking forward to that day.

As I said before, soon I will post the list of what our vision is for each space and let me tell you, it's long!


  1. Wowza! That kitchen! The wallpaper. The wood paneling. The giant screw?! Haha. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. I actually love it Kas!!!! Of coarse, I have an eye for old houses with a lot of gold, olive and orange! :) Great character and potential though!!

  3. I'm with Rachael. I see huge potential but you and Mark have the talent and vision to make it happen. Love that big wooden door and all the woodwork!!! Can't wait to see more :)

  4. Wow Casey! You guys do have a lot of work ahead of you, but you're right to be (a little) excited:)It will look amazing when you're done. If I could show you pics of the house Jay and I have fixed up this last year, you would be greatly encouraged! It had been unoccupied for over 10 years, overtaken by mice and vermin. You could barely see through The windows and frames were filthy from the ages of grime on them. We had to strip all the floors and scrub and repaint the walls, gut the bathroom and kitchen and remove 6" thick mud from the porches left from a flood the previous year. And the yard was a whole 'nother deal! But it looks great now and I quite like it :) COngrats on your "new" home and doing it debt free. It will all be worth it in the end.

  5. Yes, gotta love the gold and orange and old.ness...ha!

    Wow Jackie, I didnt realize you guys did all that! Thats encouraging. Just need to do one project at a time! Miss you and our card playing too!!

  6. My husband and I recently purchased a similar bungalow and are tackling the same adventures. I have been encouraged by finding other bloggers who are doing the same! My sister Jackie told me about yours.
    If you want to commiserate, here are my stories: http://www.joybuckets.com/
    And a blog I found today and love: http://www.bungalowcious.com/

    I am excited for your family as you take something old and make it new again!